According to the Daily Caller, Kirshnik Khari Ball, also known as Migos rapper Takeoff, was found deceased on Tuesday morning after what law enforcement says was the result of a shooting death.
Authorities said the shootout occurred as a result of an altercation that took place at Houston, Texas-based Billiards & Bowling.
Takeoff was reportedly shooting pool with a fellow bandmember when things got heated with another patron.
Gunshots rang out, witnesses said, resulting in the rapper’s death. Two others were transported to local area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
Born in Georgia, the 28-year-old rapper was a popular member of the Migos rap group, which consisted of his uncle, called Quavo, and his cousin, called Offset.
According to the Guardian, Takeoff was the youngest member of the rap group, and the group hit peak popularity in 2016 when their Lil Uzi Vert collaboration, Bad and Boujee, took the number on spot on U.S. music charts.
The Daily Caller added: “Quavo and Takeoff worked as a duo to release “Unc & Phew” featuring the music video for their single “Messy,” which was released Monday.”
Tributes pour in
Given Takeoff’s popularity on the music scene, some of the industry’s biggest players offered their respects and posted tributes to the young rapper in the wake of his untimely death.
RIP Takeoff 🙏🏾
— Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) November 1, 2022
RIP Takeoff 💔💔💔
my heart is broken
— Chlöe (@ChloeBailey) November 1, 2022
“No hot takes. No profound thoughts. Just sad that another rapper, son, brother, and friend has been killed. God be with all those who feel the loss. #TakeOff #MIGOS,” Lecrae tweeted.
Clearly, Takeoff, who was taken far too young, will be missed by many and left an undeniable footprint in the business.